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Man arrested for aggravated assault after using hammer and glass vase

A man was arrested for an aggravated domestic felony assault, that resulted in one man and two women injured. On Tuesday, June 19, at approximately 9 p.m., police responded to an alleged stabbing at 85 Burbank Street. A verbal argument had escalated into a fight, that involved a hammer and a glass vase...

Executive order to keep families together signed by President Trump

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep families together at the southern border, saying at the White House that he doesn't like the sight of children being separated from their families. He said, ``We are keeping families together.'' But the president added the ``zero tolerance'' policy will continue. Vice President Mike Pence added that they are calling upon Congress to change the...

Strawberry Season Off to a Late, but Strong Start

Strawberry Season Off to a Late, but Strong Start

The fields are producing at Four Town Farm in Seekonk as strawberry season gets underway.  Chris Clegg, one of the family members that owns the farm, tells us the season got to a bit of a late start: 4 to 5 days to be exact. 

'Step Therapy' Bill Headed to RI State House

By: Kainani Stevens kstevens@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, RI (WLNE)----A bill aimed at changing the use of ‘step therapy’ in Rhode Island has passed the Senate and is headed to the House. Step Therapy also known as “fail first” requires patients who are prescribed expensive medications by their doctors to take and "fail" on cheaper medications first. Only after that will, health insurance providers cover the more expensive drugs. “I really believe t...

New street lights too bright for some in North Providence

New street lights are going up in North Providence but some residents say they're way too bright. More complaints are almost certain because the town is only halfway done with the replacement project. But at this point, officials are asking for people to give them a chance.

State's emergency management director tapped for FEMA post

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The director of the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency has been nominated for a top post at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The White House issued a statement Wednesday stating that Peter Gaynor has been nominated to be deputy administrator of FEMA. The nomination was among seven nominations sent to the U.S. Senate. Long said in a statement that Gaynor has a wealth of experienc...

Woonsocket man arrested for driving under the influence, striking other vehicles

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Blackstone Police arrested a man Tuesday night after he allegedly drove under the influence of drugs and liquor and struck other vehicles. According to Chief Ross A. Atstupenas, at approximately 9:45 PM on Tuesday, Blackstone Police arrived to 97 Main Street in Blackstone following reports of an automobile crash. At the scene, law enforcement officials discovered Woonsocket resident William ...

Governor: State won't host children separated from parents

By: AP Email: news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo says the state will not place any children in foster care that have been separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Democrat also called on President Donald Trump to end his administration's policy.           President Donald Trump has defended the border-protection policies. But, he said he'd sign an executive order later Wednesday to end...

Trump to sign 'something' on migrant children

By: AP Email: news@abc6.com WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he'll be signing something "in a little while" to address the spike in the number of migrant children being separated from their families at the border. Trump said during a White House meeting with members of Congress that, "We want to keep families together.” The comments come amid news that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has been working on executive action that wou...

Time running out to pass PawSox bill as Worcester eyes team

Representatives once again hearing testimony on the house version of the PawSox stadium bill Tuesday night. Notably absent from the hearing on the proposed ballpark on the old Apex site? Anyone from the team.  "I don't think it's anything other than they're busy at the game. They're weighing, being careful to see what the proposal is," said Pawtucket Mayor Don Grebien...

TF Green Airport takes another step closer to name change

Zero turbulence coming from the House Corporations Committee on Tuesday, as a new bill will head to the full house for a vote that would change the name of TF Green Airport in Warwick.

Lawmakers considering requiring sex harassment training

The Rhode Island Senate has passed its first bill this session addressing sexual harassment. The Senate voted 34-1 Tuesday to require businesses with four or more employees to conduct sexual harassment training. The House has not considered the bill yet. Current law only encourages the training, and it applies to companies with 50 or more employees. Sen. Gayle Goldin, who sponsored the bill says t...

Prescription delivery now available nationwide via CVS Pharmacy

 WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WLNE) – Convenience and pharmacy chain CVS Pharmacy announced Tuesday that the drugstore will now offer next-day delivery at all locations nation-wide. Customers of the pharmacy that wish to have their prescriptions delivered to them can now order their medications to be delivered next-day at all 9,800 locations in the United States. CVS Pharmacy is the first national drugstore chain to offer prescriptio...

Senate Finance Committee passes RI budget

The Senate Finance Committee unanimously passed the state budget late Tuesday afternoon, after meeting for only about an hour. Senators did not make a single change to the version that passed the full House Friday night. The budget includes new revenue from sports betting, and phases out the car tax. It also borrows $250 million to fix crumbling schools, and restores fundi...

Gov. Raimondo won't send National Guard to southern border if President asks

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com        PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Even though Rhode Island hasn’t been asked to send any National Guard members or equipment to the U.S.-Mexico border, the governor is preemptively saying the state won’t take part in any way. Governor Gina Raimondo (D) feels children shouldn’t be separated from their parents as part of the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy. &quo...

Rhode Island may ban tanning for minors

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island lawmakers are considering making it illegal for minors to use tanning facilities. The House will vote on a measure to ban the practice Tuesday. The Senate passed similar legislation in April. Current law allows minors to use tanning beds if they receive a parent's written consent or have a prescription for ``ultra-violet radiation.'' The House bill would eliminate both of those e...

Governor Raimondo declares RI National Guard will not be sent to southern border

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – In a statement released Tuesday, Governor Gina Raimondo announced that she will not be ordering Rhode Island National Guard Units to assist at the southern border. This Monday, the Governor signed legislation to protect Rhode Island Dreamers’ right to acquire a driver’s license. On Tuesday, Governor Raimondo released another declaration stating that the Rhode Island National Guard wil...

Federal Hill fountain revitalization funds included in 2019 budget

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The Federal Hill Commerce Association announced Tuesday that direct funds have been committed in the fiscal year 2019 budget to renovate and revitalize the Federal Hill fountain. The Association released that after two months of discussions and deliberations, city officials have devised a plan to revive the DiPasquale Square fountain and keep the Providence staple functioning. The resolution...

MA State Police investigate roll-over crash in Bridgewater

Massachusetts State Police are investigating the cause of a fatal roll-over crash that occurred early Tuesday morning. At about 6:00 AM Tuesday morning, Massachusetts State Police troopers reported to Route 495 South in Bridgewater following reports of a single-vehicle roll-over crash with an ejected driver. Officials have released that the crash involved a 66-year-old man from Clearwater, Flor...

Jogger fights off kidnapping attempt, suspect arrested

By: AP Email: news@abc6.com BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) _ Police say a Massachusetts woman fought off a man who sexually assaulted her and tried to drag her into his vehicle while she was out for a jog. Authorities say the 37-year-old woman was running in Bridgewater on Sunday morning when a 57-year-old man stopped his car in front of her. Bridgewater police say the man grabbed her arms and tried to pull her toward his vehicle. The woman screamed and fought back. The suspect fled, bu...

Toddler surprisingly climbs up locked pool ladder, video goes viral

A dad posted a video on Facebook of his 2-year-old son climbing up a gated ladder to their pool, that is meant to be “un-climbable”. This father, Keith Wyman, posted this video in hopes of bringing awareness to other parents how important it is to always keep an eye on children when you have a pool...

Rep. Cicilline tours TX immigration centers, calls practice 'barbaric' Video included

A Rhode Island congressman is speaking out about his recent trip to Texas to tour the immigration detention centers, where border patrol agents have separated families that seek asylum in the United States. Rep. David Cicilline left for McAllen, Texas in the wee hours Sunday morning, as he was able to tour the detention centers and the processing center where asylum seekers make first contact with border patrol agents. "Two images that really continue to haunt me are images of ...

Rhode Island will let 'dreamers' continue to get licenses

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Island will allow ``Dreamers'' to continue getting driver's licenses in the state as the federal government weighs immigration policy. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo is expected to sign a bill Monday that allows dreamers to continue receiving Rhode Island licenses. The bill specifies that Dreamers can't vote.

Family calls Providence homicide victim a "loving" father of 2

Providence Police are investigating a shooting early Sunday morning that left one man dead. Police responded to the intersection of Garnet and Pine Streets at 1:27 a.m. Sunday for reports ...

Paralyzed dog Hulk is back in need of a home Video included

By: Rebecca Turco Email: rturco@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A paralyzed dog who has touched the hearts of many is once again in need of a home. "The family that adopted him was absolutely heartbroken. It was a devastating decision for them [to give Hulk up],” said Jordan Bouclin of the Rhode Island Pet Network. “It was no fault of theirs; it just wasn't the right match." A foster mom took Hulk in over the weekend, but her landlord won’t allow the ...

RI Statehouse to emulate bee for National Pollinator Week

As part of National Pollinator Week, the Rhode Island Statehouse dome will be lit up to appear black and yellow starting Monday night. The state of Rhode Island is teaming up with the Audubon Society to raise awareness of the importance of protecting pollinators like bees and butterflies. According to the Audubon Society, pollinators are decreasing in population due to factors such as loss of hab...

Police arrest suspect for string of robberies

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By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) – Police have arrested a man for a string of robberies in Cranston. Officials identify the suspect as 31-year-old Samuel Vazquez. Police say Vasquez was caught on surveillance multiple times. The robberies took place primarily at mini marts, gas stations, and a Dunkin Donuts. An officer saw Vasquez’s vehicle at a nearby car wash on Saturday morning, and noticed the car fit the description of the vehicle connect...

Cranston Public Libraries drop fines for youth materials

Photo courtesy of Cranston Public Libraries website Photo courtesy of Cranston Public Libraries website

Beginning June 16, Cranston Public Schools will no longer charge late fees for overdue children’s and teens materials. In conjunction with other efforts to increase youth access and use of public libraries, the new rule is intended to take down what the library feels is a barrier to many young people: overdue fines. "The library noticed that fines...

Chariho schools Superintendent recovering from brain surgery

Chariho Schools Superintendent Barry Ricci Chariho Schools Superintendent Barry Ricci

A Rhode Island public schools superintendent is recovering from a surgery to remove a brain tumor. Barry Ricci, Superintendent of Chariho Public Schools, was admitted to Rhode Island Hospital June 11 after experiencing abnormal sensations and motor function issues on the left side of his body. It was discovered during his visit on the same day that Ricci had a brain tumor. Ricci went into sur...

Pit-bull killed after attacking two individuals

After responding to a report of a dog attack, a pit-bull was shot and killed by police. In the area of Mount Pleasant Avenue, a 4-year-old boy and a woman were both victims of a pit-bull attack, that allegedly belonged to a neighbor...

Police locate missing Johnston man in New York

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 JOHNSTON, R.I. (WLNE) – Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man in Johnston. Johnston Police said in a press release that they are attempting to locate Danis Pelaez, 41, last seen in the area of Kennedy Plaza in Providence, who did not return home Friday afternoon. Pelaez is described...

Central Falls home condemned after sinkhole opens up

A home in Central Falls is condemned after a sinkhole opened up in the driveway, almost swallowing up a car. Now 3 families are without a home. The Fire Chief tells ABC 6 News he's never seen anything like this before and that the home owner is actually really lucky that the house is still standing.

Young child hospitalized after falling from window of Franklin home

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 FRANKLIN, MA (WLNE) – Police are investigating after a 2-year-old child fell out of a window in Franklin Friday. Franklin Police and Fire Department responded to a 911 call at a home on Old Grove Street...

RI House passes budget 66 to 7

The Rhode Island House of Representatives decisively passed their version of the state budget 66 to 7 Friday night.  "For a few minutes I thought we were going to be into Saturday, but we were able to get it done so I'm pleased," said House Speaker Nick Mattiello. Specifics on sports betting were added to the budget at the 11th hour, after the stat...

Middletown computer tech accused of stealing thousands of nude photos

A stunning revelation unveiled by Rhode Island State Police on Friday, as a Middletown computer technician stole thousands of nude pictures from unknowing customers, and sharing them online. Authorities said George Quintal, 34, was arrested after police served a search warrant at his house early Thursday morning. Quintal worked as a manager at Flint Audio & Video in Middletown and stole the images when customers would drop off their phones or computers to be repaired. State pol...

Private photos accessed and shared by A/V store manager

The manager of Flint audio and video store was arrested, and fired, after allegedly collecting and sharing nude photos from customers electronic devices. On Thursday June 14, 2018 Rhode Island State Police arrested George Quintal, 34, and charged him with three counts of accessing a computer for fraudulent purposes, and three counts of computer trespass...

New Scituate Police Department construction underway

It's not just 'shovels full of dirt' at this groundbreaking in Scituate. It's what police call their new beginning. The building of the new police station on Chopmist Hill Road comes after their original station was deemed too unhealthy for people to work in - filled with mold, lead, and asbestos. 

Nearly 200 boats leave Newport headed for Bermuda in annual race

Nearly 200 boats departed from Newport Friday afternoon on the 635 nautical mile trek to the island of Bermuda. 

Preparations underway for Rhode Island Pride

A record number of people are expected to attend the Rhode Island Pride Celebration tomorrow. The theme this year is louder and prouder and organizers say it's a call to action to keep fighting for equality.

Kellogg's recalls 'Honey Smacks' cereal

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Kellogg’s is voluntarily recalling Honey Smacks Cereal due to a possible salmonella contamination. Kellogg’s announced Friday that they are investigating a third-party manufacturer who produces the Honey Smacks cereal after being contacted by the FDA and CDC about reported illnesses. The packages in question are the 15.3 ounces with UPC code, 3800039103, and the 23 ounces of the cereal with the UPC code, 3800014810. Kellogg’s ...

Man found guilty in shooting and robbery case from 2015

An East Providence man has been found guilty of the robbery and shooting that occurred at the Capital Gold Pawn Shop in 2015. On October 23, 2015, Reginald Eisom and co-defendants Andrew McLean and Leroy Dorsey entered the Capital Gold Pawn Shop intending to rob the shop, and later engaged in a shooting that killed the shop owner...

"Kristen's Law" passes RI House 55-14 Video included

Kristen's Law passed the house by an overwhelming 55 to 14 vote Thursday night, but not before a heated, two-hour debate on the floor. "Anyone trying to sell you drugs, they're not your friend, they're trying to kill you," said Rep. Jim McLaughlin of Cumberland.  "Can we make the bill better for a 17-year-old who is not a vicious drug dealer," said Rep....

Bristol celebrates 233rd Flag Day celebration Video included

The Fourth of July season is underway in the heart of colonial America, as Bristol celebrated its 233rd Flag Day celebration Thursday evening. As around 100 people came together in the town common for the ceremony, there was a special message to be shared for all Americans. "We take a few minutes to look back and reflect upon what the flag is, what the Fourth of July means and how this community celebrated it," said Chairman of the Flag Day Committee, Patty Nenna. "Ev...

Man arrested in connection with motorcycle hit and run

On Highland Avenue Thursday morning, a fatal accident occurred between a motorcycle and a box truck...

Number of jobs in Rhode Island exceeds 500,000 for 1st time

Labor officials say the number of jobs based in Rhode Island exceeds 500,000 for the first time in the state's history. The state Department of Labor and Training said Thursday that the number of jobs based in the state totaled 500,300 in May, which is up by 1,200 jobs from the revised April estimate of 499,100. The department says Rhode Island has gained 7,500 jobs in the past year. The retail trad...

Kellogg recalls Honey Smacks cereal over Salmonella concerns

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The RI Department of Health advised consumers Thursday that Kellogg Company is voluntarily recalling packages of Honey Smacks cereal due to potential health risks.

Officers give hero's welcome home for sick boy after months in hospital Video included

By Alana Cerrone acerrone@Abc6.com @Alana_Cerrone MANSFIELD, Mass. (WLNE) – A big homecoming for a little boy - Bryce Derosier's coming home after spending the last 4 months at Boston Children's Hospital. The 15-month old has mitochondrial disease. In February, he suffered a 20-hour seizure and was put into a medically-induced coma. He went into liver failure. The prognosis is not good, but his parents wanted him to spend the rest of his time at home. Thursday, they were fi...

Settlement reached in nursing home lawsuit Video included

The snafu that almost cost the state $24 million has been dismissed. A settlement has been reached between state lawmakers and dozens of nursing homes over Medicaid cuts. 

Coastguard looking for possible missing boater

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com JAMESTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) – The Coastguard is currently searching for a person in the water after an abandoned skiff boat was found adrift, north of the Jamestown Bridge Thursday morning. As of 8:15  A.M. no calls for missing persons have been reported. Officials ask that anyone with further information to call 508-457-3211. ABC6 News will have more information as details come up. © WLNE-TV / ABC6  2018

Police identify victims in fatal Cape Cod-bound plane crash

By News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP (WLNE) – Authorities have identified the victims in the fatal crash of a Cape Cod-bound airplane in New Jersey Wednesday. New Jersey State Police said

Venda Ravioli recalls more products

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) - Venda Ravioli is recalling 66 more pounds of frozen meat and poultry pasta products, in addition to the nearly 700 pounds recalled last week. If you have the sealed trays of chicken prosciutto ravioli, chicken prosciutto walnuts ravioli, or chicken tortellini without the USDA mark of inspection on the packaging, you are urged to throw them away. There are no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these produ...

Coventry fire board chair resigns amid sex crime charges Video included

Frank Palin was not at his final meeting as Coventry Fire Board Chair Wednesday night. Vice Chair Bryan Testen read a resignation letter from him.  The move comes than three weeks after Palin was arrested for assaulting a patient at the cornerstone assisted living facility in canton where Palin worked. "We're talking about an elderly victim in a nursing setting," s...

Pet store manager against new shelter bill to fight puppy mills Video included

The Rhode Island House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that would ban the sale of dogs and cats that weren’t purchased through an animal shelter. The bill, introduced by Rep. Patricia A. Serpa, D-West Warwick, would prohibit pet shops from selling cats and dogs that they didn’t buy from an animal shelter, pound, or rescue facility. According to the General Assembly, t...

14-year-old hit by car, riding dirt bike through public roads

A 14-year-old riding his dirt bike through public roads was hit by a car after riding straight through an intersection. On Tuesday, June 12, a collision occurred between a motor vehicle and a boy on a dirt bike...

Cumberland man arrested after placing fireworks near a school

A man is under arrest in Cumberland for placing fireworks on the ground near a local middle school. Cumberland Police responded at approximately 8:45 A.M. to reports of a suspicious person at Joseph L. McCourt Middle School. Steven Robinson, 46, allegedly placed fireworks near the school, set them off, and immediately drove away on a motorcycle. The school was temporarily evacuated in res...

HealthSource RI customers can now pay bills at CVS

\Rhode Island residents who get health insurance through the state-run marketplace can now pay their bills at CVS. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo on Tuesday announced the partnership with the Woonsocket-based pharmacy chain. Raimondo says making it easier for customers to pay their bills will help ensure that people don't lose coverage for missing payments. Under the agreement, HealthSource RI ...

Man accused of hitting man with truck in Wendy's parking lot faces judge

49-year-old James Rohelia is facing 6 charges, 3 being felonies, after a brutal hit-and-run late Monday night. Police were called to the Wendy's on Broad Street and found 31-year-old Sean Bager lying in the back parking lot unresponsive. 

Car drives into occupied Coventry hair salon Video included

Toyota Rav 4 and side of Godfrey's Hair Salon Toyota Rav 4 and side of Godfrey's Hair Salon

Coventry Police responded to a Coventry hair salon Wednesday after receiving a call about a vehicle hitting and penetrating the building. At approximately 9:55 A.M, Coventry Police were notified that Godfried’s Hair Salon at 1060 Tiogue Avenue had been struck by a vehicle. Upon arriving to the scene, police officials discovered a silver Toyota Rav 4 inside the salon. According to off...

Brown U. staff members fill 3,000 backpacks to break record Video included

A record setting attempt was made at Brown University on Wednesday morning. The current Guinness World Record for most backpacks filled is 1,500. Staff members at the school set an ambitious goal of doubling that...

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